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5 More Things You May Not Know About Multiple Sclerosis

Five recent studies on multiple sclerosis offer new insights: the take-home points are featured in this slide show.

This slide show summarizes highlights of 5 recent studies on multiple sclerosis. Among the key points from each of the studies:1. There is an absence of autoimmune disease aggregation in patients with multiple sclerosis and their families.2. HIV infection is associated with a significantly decreased risk of MS.3. A vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis may help prevent MS.4. There is substantial overlap with genes involved in MS and in other autoimmune diseases.5. The vast majority of MS diagnoses are now based on MRI findings.